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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

DAST-118 Capstone Review

Credits 4 / 4 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076. Admission into the Dental Assisting Program and Program Coordinator signature. Evidence of completion of Army, Air Force or Navy Dental Assisting Program and honorable discharge from the military. NOTE: Student must provide dental materials for use in this course.
This course is for those who have completed the dental assisting program in the Army, Air Force or Navy military forces. A Registered Dental Assistant is a person who has been trained and graduates from a CODA approved dental assisting program; passes a licensing examination and provides clinical support to the dentist and the patients they serve.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe and discuss the anatomical features of the primary and permanent dentition
  • Describe and discuss the classifications of occlusion
  • Describe and discuss the caries process and prevention, and nutritional influencing factors
  • Describe and discuss oral pathological conditions and anomalies that affect the jaws and dentition and oral soft tissues
  • Describe, discuss and apply the principles of infection control in the dental setting
  • Prepare operatory in sequence for patient treatment
  • Demonstrate the use of the HVE/AWS on a patient (student)
  • Mix alginate impression material and follow a routine procedure that meets stated protocol
  • Take mandibular and maxillary alginate impressions of diagnostic quality
  • Pour mandibular and maxillary alginate impressions into stone casts
  • Demonstrate dental charting on a student/patient
  • Demonstrate the instrumentation technique of seven (7) instruments within one (1) minute
  • Demonstrate oral hygiene instructions on a patient/typodont
  • Demonstrate three (3) satisfactory applications of a dental dam on two (2) different student partners.  At least one (1) maxillary and one (1) mandibular must be taken
  • Assemble the necessary supplies and correctly manipulate dental cements for use in the cementation of a crown
  • Construct a vacuum-form custom and whitening tray